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Magical History TourThe Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will be the first limited engagement showing at Destiny USA’s latest third-level attraction, The Muzium, featuring high-quality traveling exhibitions of art, science, and history

Syracuse, NY – For the first time, travelers and tourists alike will experience the lives of the Fab Four through the eyes of John, Paul, George and Ringo at Destiny USA’s latest third-level attraction, The Muzium, located across from Margaritaville. The Muzium’s first limited engagement showing, The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition will be opening early November and take visitors on a journey not to miss. Almost everyone knows their story, from the formative years of the Beatles in Liverpool and Hamburg, to the screaming fans across the world, and into the studio for the creation of some of the most groundbreaking music in history. But now everyone has the chance to experience this saga in person. The Magical History Tour offers guests the opportunity to retrace the steps of the Beatles with the best private collection ever assembled.

George Eastman Museum logoThe first museum retrospective of Richards’s work will close on October 22

Rochester, N.Y., October 5, 2017Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time, an exhibition co-organized by the George Eastman Museum and the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art will close at the George Eastman Museum on October 22. The Run-On of Time is the first museum retrospective devoted to Richards’s work and explores his career as a photojournalist and documentary photographer from 1968 to the present.

George Eastman Museum logoHidden Garden Concert will bring live music to the museum’s grounds

Rochester, N.Y., July 19, 2017— Due to a major restoration project that has temporarily closed the East Porch and East Vista of George Eastman’s historic mansion, this is the first summer in 22 years that the George Eastman Museum is not hosting its annual Garden Vibes concert series. The museum plans to keep the music alive, however, with a special Hidden Garden Concert on Saturday, August 19, at 6 p.m.

Rochester’s own Ben Morey and The Eyes will headline, celebrating the release of their album Mt. Doom, which was recorded at the South Wedge Mission in 2016. The concert, which will feature a very special opening set by solo performer O, will be held on the north side of the museum grounds, near the University Avenue fence.

Fort Ticonderoga Corn MazeTiconderoga, N.Y. – What activity combines solving puzzles and testing your knowledge of history with fresh air, sunshine, and over two miles of winding trails? Fort Ticonderoga’s Heroic Maze: A Corm Maze Adventure! Beginning August 12, bring the family along to test your navigational skills among towering stalks of corn in Fort Ticonderoga’s six-acre corn maze located near the King’s Garden. The Heroic Maze is included in the Fort Ticonderoga’s general admission price and will be open daily August 12 - August 28 from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:30 pm). The maze will be open on weekends only, starting September 1 through October 15. It is also open Labor Day (September 4) and Columbus Day (October 9). Call 518-585-2821 to ask about group rates and availability, or visit www.fortticonderoga.org for corn maze details.

Yonkers Gallery GroupYonkers, N.Y. (July 19, 2017) – Returning for its second month on Thurs., August 3 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., the First Thursday Gallery Hop is excited to announce the addition of Urban Studio Unbound (US+U) to the list of participating galleries in the monthly art walk. Other studios include Blue Door, PC4, Philipse Manor Hall, and Riverfront Art Gallery.

Each month, galleries extend their hours so visitors can explore Yonkers’ art scene through self-guided walking tours, bringing together art lovers, community members, and repeat visitors who collect art, dine, and shop at local businesses.

Saratoga Auto AuctionSaratoga Springs, N.Y. – The Saratoga Auto Auction, presented by the Saratoga Auto Museum, announces a world-class classic car auction taking place on September 22 and 23rd, 2017.  Up for bid will be 200 unique and vintage autos, classic boats and motorcycles, all scheduled to be auctioned from the stage at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) as well as online via Proxibid and by phone. Celebrated auctioneer Brent Earlywine will preside.

One in a Million

Jul 18, 2017

Wild Center One Millionth VisitorTupper Lake, N.Y. –  Less than five years after The Wild Center welcomed its first 500,000 visitors, today just after 12:30pm it celebrated eight-year old Andrew Chrien of South Carolina as the one-millionth person to walk through the Center’s doors.
 
Andrew, accompanied by his siblings Tyler, 6, Laura 4, and Mattie, 2, as well as his mother, Colleen Chrien, and grandparents, Charlie and Laurie Wall, was visiting The Wild Center for the first time. “I was not expecting it,” said Andrew. “I was just expecting to come here and learn about animals”…

George EastmanThe George Eastman Museum enhances the on-site visitor experience with a new series of Eastman’s home videos

Rochester, N.Y. – In honor of George Eastman’s birthday on July 12, the George Eastman Museum has unveiled a new interactive offering in Eastman’s historic mansion. In the screening room on the second floor of the museum, visitors can now watch historic footage and recent documentaries related to George Eastman—many of which are only available on-site at the museum.

Yonkers Public Library logoFree Access, Engaging Activities, Exhibits and Programs at the Best Museums with your Yonkers Library Card

Yonkers, N.Y. (July 10, 2017) – New York’s best museums and cultural attractions can be visited for free through Yonkers Public Library’s Museum Adventure Program -- all you need is a library card and a little curiosity. The Museum Adventure Program offers residents, with a valid library card, free admission to 11 different museums and cultural centers, including American Museum of Natural History, Cooper Hewitt Museum, El Museo del Barrio, Frick Collection, Guggenheim Museum, Hudson River Museum, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Katonah Museum of the Arts, MOMA, Neuberger Museum of Art, and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture.

Fort Ticonderoga LogoTiconderoga, N.Y. – For over a century, Fort Ticonderoga has been the premier museum of 18th-century military history, providing fresh and exciting perspectives for visitors through engaging programs and tours. The recently launched mobile application is a new way to explore the rich collections and dig deeper into the history at Fort Ticonderoga. Visitors can become their own guide as they tour the museum’s world-renowned artillery collection and the award-winning artillery exhibition, Last Argument of Kings.